Aphrodite Wounded is a support site for women who have experienced rape/sexual assault in marriage or by another male partner
"Intimate partner sexual assault is that committed by a current or past spouse or boyfriend. "
"Approximately 10-14% of married women are raped by their husbands in the United States. Historically, most rape statutes read that rape was forced sexual intercourse with a woman not your wife, thus granting husbands a license to rape. On July 5, 1993, marital rape became a crime in all 50 states, under at least one section of the sexual offense codes. "
A support site on marital rape. "Rape is rape, regardless of the relationship between the rapist and the victim."
"The intent is to provide a synthesized examination of marital rape, as well as to encourage research on marital rape. It is concluded that marital rape is a pressing problem that tends to be minimized by society and researchers need to devote greater attention to marital rape issues."
Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for
Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners
Aphrodite Wounded recommends the following links:
Study: Survivors of Partner Rape,
Activists, DV and Sexual Assault Counsellors, please read
Information on the incredible work
founded by Laura X
A look at the most common type
of rape, date rape, including resources for victims and victimizers. Date
Rape - What is it?
From The Association For The Reform
of NC Marital Rape Laws.
Marital Rape. Marital rape, or
rape of an intimate partner, is not uncommon in relationships; in fact
1 in 7 women will be sexually assaulted by her husband.
Site of Elizabeth, a gutsy and gracious survivor of marital rape and domestic violence. Many resources, and Christian focus.
Whatley, M. (1993) For better or worse: the case of marital rape. Violence Vict. 8(1):29-39.
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